CFIF participated in the Manufacturing Technology Cebu 2012, which was held coinciding with Agritech, Cebu, Cebu Food Expo, Cebu International Travel Expo, Metal, Hardware and Woodmach Cebu, Plastics & Packaging Cebu, Print & Label Cebu and The T.O.P.S Show Cebu last July 19 – 21, 2012, at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Lahug.
Manufacturing Technology Cebu remains to be the biggest and the most dynamic machinery show in the region. This year, the event gathered 6,192 registered trade buyers to witness 124 exhibiting companies representing products and services, covering 2,650 net sq. meters of exhibition space while achieving a reported Php 64.15 million on-site sales in just three exhibit days.
CFIF members who supported the Furniture & Furnishings Festival were MURILLO EXPORT INTERNATIONAL & WOVEN FURNITURE DESIGNS located at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino.
Furniture buyers were mostly 80% coming from Mindanao and an estimated 30% were suppliers. Buyers gave positive feedback on the products displayed and rated the exhibitors’ prices as fair.
Majority of the furniture buyers that came and visited the furniture exhibit are Home Owners, Sales Agent and Manufacturers. The rest includes the Architects, Material Agents and Raw Material suppliers.
CFIF also presented a special display at the Grand Ballroom showcasing the industry’s material profiles and eco-friendly furniture products developed through the SMART Cebu Project.
The opening ceremony was led by DTI’s Undersecretary Hon. Cristino L. Panlilio, held at the lobby of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino.
Ms Angela Paulin, President of Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation Inc. gave a brief industry message to welcome over 6,000 trade buyers during the opening ceremony.